These leaders shine brightest and wield the greatest responsibility
As the most powerful figures in the communications industry, the following people face the toughest challenges PR has to offer. PRWeek brought together colleagues, friends, and mentors to see what allows them to thrive in such an environment.
"We want [A Day Without a Woman] to be a day where women feel empowered to take a stance on their value in the workplace and the world beyond."
"In order to maintain Europe in the long term, but above all to strengthen Europe in the long term, we must preserve and defend the achievements of European integration."
"I've been in a very male-dominated business for decades. I found, particularly early on, that there's plenty of room for passion, but there's very little room for emotion."
"Work that objectifies, perpetuates negative and harmful inequalities and gender bias hurts us all. The criteria for knowing if a submission is objectifying is empathy."
"One of our execs just set up a school in Africa. We give them six days a year paid time off. We're paying them for their volunteerism. That creates a better company."
Former Uber employees allege Kalanick's inability to communicate and set boundaries fostered a toxic corporate culture that accepted sexism and inappropriate interactions, ultimately forcing him to step down as CEO.
YouTube star PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, lost sponsors such as Disney after reportedly paying two Indian men, via the website Fiverr, to hold up a sign reading "Death to all Jews" for a video.
Bresch denies any wrongdoing in Mylan's dramatic price increase of its EpiPen, even saying the scandal helps legislators understand how insurers have been shifting drug costs onto their customers, which has only further infuriated consumers.
Wells Fargo's former CEO blamed the company's unethical practices on lower-level employees who were trying to keep their jobs, a move Elizabeth Warren called "gutless leadership."